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NEW YORK NEWS: As baby boomers age, so does New York
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Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

NEW YORK NEWS: As baby boomers age, so does New York

by Jon Campbell (_Ithaca Journal_, May 13, 2011).

U.S. Census figures released Thursday confirmed what many had already suspected,

with the state's median age rising to 38 in 2010, a two-year increase from a decade earlier.

The rise appears to have been fueled by the aging of the baby boom generation,

with more than 2.3 million New Yorkers now between the ages 55 and 64, a 37

percent jump from 2000. During that same time period, the state's total population

increased by about 2 percent."We've expected this, and we've been planning for this,"

said Reza Mizbani, a spokesman for the state Office for the Aging.

"We've known about this tsunami of baby boomers joining the ranks of the population,

and we've been aware of the change of characteristics in the elderly in this state."

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